Driving question: How do superheroes teach others about Mathematics?

Grade: Grade 9

Project Descriptor: Although the worlds of comic book superheroes are fantastical, they are also filled with complex mathematical problems to solve, such as “How many aliens will have come through the portal before Shuri manages to close it?” “How many people can Iron Man rescue before the building explodes?”

In this project, students are challenged to create an engaging and mathematically meaningful comic book that will teach others about algebraic reasoning and mathematical modelling. Students explore the imaginary world(s) of superheroes in order to generate problems that their favourite characters might face. They model these problems using algebraic expressions or equations and use these ideas to create their own algebra comic books. Throughout the project, students will reflect on the ways in which the problems they create in their comic books mirror real-life situations.

Subject Integration: Computing, Natural Sciences, English and FAL

Check out these Mathematical comic books from our Grade 9s:

Mathematical Crusaders

The Throne of Pythagoras